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Fremont, CA
A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dental implants.

69 doctor answers79 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Implants: Implants are great alternatives to removable partial dentures.
Dr. James Plaivech
Dentistry 34 years experience
There: There are several types of dental implants material: titanium, zirconia, bone like material.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Dental: It's a myth that: dental implants never fail.
Dr. Sam Shahoveisi
dentistry 22 years experience
Immediate: Immediate implants have a lesser chance of survival than two stage implants.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
The: The chance of infection associated with the implant is a possibility.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 52 years experience
The: The best and least reactive are the zarconium implants.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Implants: Implants are not tooth replacements, they are root replacements. Prosthetics are tooth replacements.
Dr. Sonja Garden
30 years experience
Dental: Dental implants are a perfect alternative to a fixed bridge. The adjacent teeth are untouched.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Unlike: Unlike teeth, implants do not decay.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
The: The myth is that the procedure is painful. You get numb and feel nothing except for mild vibration.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
44 years experience
Dental: Dental implants represent a better, more predictable & longer lasting way of replacing missing teeth.
Dr. Benjamin Vela
Dentistry 16 years experience
Dental: Dental implants do not get cavities.
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Success: Success rate is 95%.
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
When: When replacing multiple teeth, an implant is not needed for each missing tooth.
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Implants: Implants don't feel pressure. If you exert excessive force the implant won't feel it.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Implants: Implants are not more expensive than fixed bridge because the implant will last a lifetime.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Implants: Implants don't decay, implants don't need root canal.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 42 years experience
If: If you want to enjoy the food you eat, implants are better than false teeth.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
They: It's a myth that: dental implants never loosen (they do).
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Dental: Dental implants have been around since the 1950's - over 60 years now! becoming more mainstream.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Expensive.: A dental implant for one tooth may cost more than a bridge but is likely to last longer.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Modern: Modern root form implants were designed by a swedish orthopedic surgeon in the 70's.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
If: If teeth/jaws misaligned, be proactive. Ask your dentist for referral to an orthodontic specialist.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
First: The first dental implants were done by the ancient egyptians using carved ivory.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
One's: It's a myth that the body can reject a dental implant! an implant has a 97% long term success rate.
Dr. William Williams
Dentistry - Cosmetic 47 years experience
Implants: Implants do not get cavities so they are excellent for dry-mouth patients, cavity-prone patients.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
You: You don't need an implant to replace every missing tooth. Six to 8 implants can support one arch.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
They: They heal with immature bone that takes a yr to mature;ask your dentist about the post implnt diet.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Age: Age is not a limiting factor to get dental implants. I have treated patients in their 90's.
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
They: They don't hurt nearly as much as crown preps, extractions, or even root canals...
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
You: You will be able to chew gum again with a dental implant--but its not recommended.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Failure: Failure to remove excess cement is a leading cause of implant failure!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Dental: Dental implants look like natural teeth.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Zirconium: Zirconium is strongly emerging as alternate to titanium dental implants.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Dental: Dental implants stop jaw bone atrophy localized around the implant.
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Historic: Myth: if you are a smoker you can't have dental implant! (yes, but you'll be taking more risk).
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Dental: Dental implants may be an option for replacmente a natural teeth.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 20 years experience
Ignore: Take care of implants as you take care of your natural teeth.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants have been successful for over 50 years now! it is not experimental, but proven!
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
Dental: Dental implants last longer than bridges, don't damage teeth and are far less expensive over time.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: It's a myth that: implants are more like false teeth than like original teeth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Ignore: The bone in your jaw actually sticks to the implant.. They can't be "extracted" like a tooth !
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Ignore: Implants accomodate many different situations from single missing tooth to full denture retention.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 47 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants under dentures will be the difference between eating what you want than what you can.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are excellent replacements for teeth, but need healthy bone and tissue.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Ignore: The success rate for well placed and properly restored dental implants is 95%-98%.
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ignore: Ask your dentist if a trabecular implant by zimmer is right for you, fuses to bone sooner than most.
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are so common and high tech these days that the procedure is very easy ; nonpainful.
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: To make dental implants seal in, ask your dentist about using Forteo to secure bone around implants.
Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ignore: Best investment in yourself with immediate return on investment when case is completed n is for life.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are the most realistic way to replace missing teeth. Ask your dentist about implants.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants can actually save lives! Dentures can contribute to poor nutritional status.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ignore: It is best to replace a tooth with a dental implant when adjacent teeth on each side are healthy.
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Ignore: Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry 49 years experience
Ignore: Dental implant is a human trying to replace natural gift.
Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Ignore: The process isn't fun, but the results, when done well, are well worth it.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 12 years experience
Ignore: Just like teeth, dental implants can be lost due to bone/attachment loss.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 12 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are not contraindicated in smokers.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 12 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are contraindicated in people that brux or grind their teeth.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 12 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled diabetes.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Ignore: Having dental implants is like having your own teeth. They look and feel like your own teeth.
Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Ignore: They feel natural and replace a tooth, eliminating the feeling of a "fake" tooth.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Ignore: Short procedure. Replaces missing tooth/teeth. Natural feel. Little discomfort.
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants at 15 years will be present in 90 percent of mouths vs 50 percent for bridges.
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants helps to restore the integrity of an edentulous space and the surrounding bone.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants must be brushed and flossed daily to prevent gum disease just like a natural tooth.
Dr. Ted Poczatek
Dentistry 19 years experience
Ignore: Implants are a great way replace a missing tooth without having to use any other teeth to support it.
Dr. Dante De Crescenzo
Dentistry 50 years experience
Ignore: Consider using Teflon tape instead of cotton as a first layer when closing a screw access opening.
Dr. Joe Armel
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Ignore: Best time to have an implant placed is often when the failing / fractured tooth is being extracted.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Dental implants: Myth: They are just like natural teeth. The truth is there are subtle differences between natural teeth and implants. Now that if you don't floss daily you may be subject to periimplantitis, a bone/gum infection that can lead to loss of the implant fixture. Follow oral hygiene instructions to the letter if you want the implant to last.

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